Seagate Cheetah 15k Sata 300 Will it make a good OS boot drive?

Hi I have a chance to get a good deal on a Seagate Cheetah 15k SAS 300 146gb drive ($40 USD open never used- I can run diagnostics like SMART on it before purchase)
Will this be a big improvement on my current Seagate Barracuda 250gb 7200 rpm drive?
if anybody has good benchmark links to the Cheetah that would be appreciated
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  1. It will be faster, but do you have a SAS controller? If not, then it may not be the best solution.
  2. You are very right
    I was just googling about an hour ago and discovered
    that every 15k cheetah I saw was SAS or U320

    Now in his ad and on the phone the seller stated it was a SATA

    do they make a Sata Cheetah 15k drive?
  3. [quotedo they make a Sata Cheetah 15k drive?They are available with a SAS, Ultra 320 or FC interface only. Visit It looks like the 147GB drive is not even available with a SAS interface.
  4. that is what I was I was afraid of

    Ok my next question is their a big performance difference between
    the WD Black and Blue series?

    I was thinking of the Seagate Barracuda,WD Blue or WD Black in a 500gb
    which one would you pick?
    keep in mind price vs performance
    thanks so much
  5. Best answer
    I prefer the Black for its longer warranty, but it's slightly more expensive. I don't think that you'd be able to see a performance difference between them. If price is important, then buy the least expensive one.
  6. Sorry for wasting your time
    I ended up getting a HLFS series Velociraptor 160gb 10k for $51 USD on ebay.

    But you are right
    For a larger drive I would have gone with the WD Black after doing some research
    Thank you for your help
  7. Best answer selected by king smp.
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